Full Specifications & Features

NEX-VG30 / VG30H

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Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 91mm x 130mm x 223mm (Approx. 3 5/8in x 5 1/8in x 8 3/4in)
Approx.650g, Approx.1lb 6oz (NP-FV30 supplied and with SELP18200 lens: Approx.1420g, Approx..3lb 2oz)


Sensor Type
APS-C size Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor(23.5 x 15.6mm)
Effective Pixels (Video)
Approx. 13.6 megapixels (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
Approx. 16.1 megapixels (3:2)


Lens Type
Sony E-Mount lens


Digital Zoom


Exposure Modes
Multi-segment, touch spot
Exposure Compensation
AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
Minimum Illumination
9 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed F3.5)
ISO Sensitivity
Still Mode Only: Auto(100-3200);Manual(100 to 25600)

White Balance

White Balance Modes
Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp


Viewfinder Type
Swivel EVF 1.3cm (0.5 type) 2359k dots


Screen Type
3.0 Xtra Fine LCD™ 270 degree swivel display
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control


Shutter Speed
1/48 - 1/10000 (movie_24p), 1/60-1/10000 (movie other), 30s-1/4000 (Still)


Focus Type
Contrast AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Focus Area
Multi Point AF (25 points)


Image Processor
BIONZ® image processor
Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
Picture Effect
Movie and Still:Posterization, Pop color, Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Still Only:Soft Focus, Miniature
Other Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Cinematone


Flash Metering System
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Mode
Auto/Forced/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./Prohibited
Flash Compensation
Yes (+/-2EV , 1/3EV Step)

Storage Media

Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)


Recording Format (Video)
HD:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD™ ver.2.0 format compatible, STD:MPEG2-PS
Recording Format (Still Image)
DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Video Resolution
HD:1920x1080/60p,24p,60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ,LP), STD:720x480/60i
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)
HD PS: Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps, STD HQ: 9Mbps
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
16.0 megapixels 3:2 (4912 x 3264), 13.6 megapixels 16:9 (4912 x 2760), 8.4 megapixels 3:2 (3568 x 2368), 7.1 megapixels 16:9 (3568 x 2000), 4.0 megapixels 3:2 (2448 x 1624), 3.4 megapixels 16:9 (2448 x 1376)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)
2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480), 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Progressive Mode
HD:60p/24p, Progressive recording


Built-in Zoom Microphone
Audio Recording Format
Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
Monoral Speaker


Input and Output Terminals
Composite Video Out, HDMI Out, Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Lens Cover


Supplied battery
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)
HD:4.6W(with SELP18200 Lens), STD:4.4W(with SELP18200 Lens)
Power Consumption (LCD Screen)
HD:4.2W(with SELP18200 Lens), STD:4.0W(with SELP18200 Lens)

Colour Options


What's In The Box

  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Component A/V Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Zoom Lens (E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS)
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Front Cap
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Battery Cover
  • Wind Screen
  • Large Eye Cup
  • CD-ROM ("Handycam" Application Software)
  • Remote Commander
  • Operating Guide


Get a sharper view

Shoot pro-quality video with a large, DSLR sized APS-C sensor with 16.1 megapixels

Real cinematic images and sound

Explore a new dimension in creative artistry. Capture beautifully detailed, cinematic video images plus high-quality audio in cinematic 24 frames per second

Add some power to your shots

Add an E-mount lens with a power zoom and smoothly focus in on your subject with up to 11x magnification

Fast and powerful performance

A BIONZ processor ensures clear, detailed video and still images plus quick, responsive shooting

Choose your view

Pick the right E-mount lens for any scene, or use your favourite A-mount DSLR lenses by Carl Zeiss and Sony (requires adaptor)

Capture it all in HD

Capture all the detail with Full HD 1920 x 1080 video shooting (AVCHD format) at 24mbs for increased detail and clarity

Select your frame rate

Shoot smooth, Full HD video footage with choice of cinematic 24 frames per second, or standard 25/50p frame rates

DSLR quality photos

Shoot stills with DSLR-like picture quality and shallow depth of field for professional looking shots

Touch to control

An adjustable LCD touchscreen offers easy fingertip operation

Record in surround sound

The Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone has four omnidirectional capsules, for stereo or 5.1ch surround sound recording

Advanced, easy-to-use operation

It’s all at your fingertips with an assignable dial, direct access keys, and a second REC button for low-angle shots

Get a natural look

The Advanced Dynamic Range Optimiser Adjusts exposure and contrast for natural results in high-contrast scenes and backlit portraits

Add the perfect accessory

An optional XLR adaptor lets you add professional standard lighting, microphones and more

Share your footage in HD

Connect directly to an HD TV or PC and view your videos in cinematic Full High Definition

Record on memory stick or SD card

Slip in a high-capacity media card and shoot Full HD video (up to 470min with 32GB card) with no tapes or discs to worry about